Ger Cunningham departed his role as Dublin manager following the Dubs defeat to Tipperary in this year’s qualifiers. The Cork native left after a three-year term that will be looked back on negatively in the capital.
Speculation on who will take over has been quiet as the hurling season has yet come to its conclusion. But Boylesports have created speculation today with the news that betting has been suspended on former Dublin football manager, Pat Gilroy, being appointed as Dublin hurling manager.
According to their website, Gilroy started the day at 6/1, before demand saw him go from 3/1, to even money before they announced on their Twitter account that betting has been suspended;
We’ve suspended betting on Pat Gilroy to be next Dublin Hurling manager!
— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) August 15, 2017
This remains pure speculation. But it is the main news provided from any platform on the role of Dublin hurling manager to date.
Gilroy led the Dublin footballers to their first All-Ireland title in 16 years back in 2011. Taking over as hurling manager would take the most by major surprise.
It is definitely a story worth keeping an eye on.
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